[ITP] gmp-4.1.2-1

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Thu Sep 11 14:21:00 GMT 2003

Lapo Luchini wrote:

> Charles Wilson wrote:
>> GPL.  not LGPL. 
> I insist... (or is it the wrong URL? but it surely "seems official)
> $ wget -O - -o /dev/null "http://www.swox.com/gmp/" | grep GPL
> <a href="http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html">GNU LGPL</a>.  This 
> license

I'm sorry; you are correct.  I saw the COPYING file, and read it -- it 
is the GPL.  I completely missed the COPYING.LIB file (LGPL) and the 
fact that all of the libraries refer to COPYING.LIB, not COPYING.

Only the demo applications are GPL.  Sorry for the noise.

> which is part of the 6th paragraph:
> GMP is distributed under the GNU LGPL 
> <http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html>. This license makes the 
> library free to use, share, and improve, and allows you to pass on the 
> result. The license gives freedoms, but also sets firm restrictions on 
> the use with non-free programs.
>> I don't know if the C++ library will be all that simple to build 
>> dynamically.  You might choose to pass on that one; which is why I asked. 
> I'll try... after I solve the problem with "as" saying that an assertion 
> falied ^_^



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